Bringing amaryllis back from sleep

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by TotalAlina, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. TotalAlina

    TotalAlina Active Member 10 Years

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    Maryland, USA
    I have a bunch of amaryllis bulbs that I have been trying to get to bloom _for years_. Many, many years (seven?). They are fat and happy, they get tons of glossy thick leaves during the summer, but they just won't bloom. They even sprouted new small bulbs some of which I separated out, some of which are still attached.

    They are taking a nap in the garage now (it's dark and probably around 5-10C - 40-50F there). They've been there since mid-Oct. The leaves have dried down.

    How do I bring them back _to bloom_? I've read so much conflicting advice, and I really want to get it right this time. Some say that I'm supposed to bring them into warmth / light, start watering. Some say I am supposed to wait until the stalk shows up (never happened in all these years, no matter how long they nap). Some say bring the light but not the temperature. Some say repot. Some say feed, others don't.

    Please help!!

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